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Cheese Baked Penne With A Kolhapuri Jhatka Recipe

Cheese Baked Penne With A Kolhapuri Jhatka
How To Make Cheese Baked Penne With A Kolhapuri JhatkaImage Credit: Spice Story

This ooey gooey dreamily delectable baked penne pasta dish with cheese that is bubbly and browned, sauce that’s zesty and tangy with a bang of kolhapuri jhatka is bound to make your taste buds tingle and appetite aroused !

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Intermediate

Ingredients of Cheese Baked Penne With A Kolhapuri Jhatka

  • 2 Tbsp Oil (Vegetable/olive)
  • 1 medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 6-8 Cloves of Garlic, sliced thinly
  • Red chilli flakes ( as per taste )
  • 1 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Kolhapuri Jhatka sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 3 tomatoes blended into puree
  • Salt ( as per taste )
  • 1-2 tsp Oregano
  • 3 cups Penne pasta
  • 50 gram Mozzarella Cheese
  • 20 gram Processed cheese
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Parmesan to sprinkle ( optional )

How to Make Cheese Baked Penne With A Kolhapuri Jhatka

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To Make The Sauce

Start by heating the cooking oil in a wok or a pan over medium flame. Once the oil is steaming toss in the chopped onions and sliced garlic.
When the onion starts turning translucent bring to flame down to low and continue sautéing it for another 3 minutes or so .
Sprinkle the red chili flakes , oregano and add in the tomato sauce and Kolhapuri Jhatka sauce.
Continue to sauté for a few minutes. Then pour in the puree and add the salt. Keep it simmering for 15-25 minutes till it starts to boil and thicken.

For Penne Pasta

Cook as per directions on the packaging. Once done , add the pasta to about three fourths of the pasta sauce and mix till all of the pasta is doused in sauce. Reserve some of the sauce for layering.


Transfer the pasta and sauce into a baking dish and spread it evenly. Sprinkle and cover the pasta with half of the grated mozzarella and all of the processed cheese . Then top it up with the sauce that you reserved . Finish by adding left mozzarella.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For Baking

Bake for 10 minutes until the saucy is bubbly and the cheese all melty on the top and crusty on the sides. Take the dish out of the oven and sprinkle some parmesan cheese or cracked black pepper.
Your baked decadence is ready to be served!

Recipe Notes

Additional note: Add vinegar to the water to prevent pasta from sticking.

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